“Problematic Favorite”

Everyone loves to hate on this song, recently. And by recently I mean that in the last 3 years things have gotten really bad, to the point where everyone (slight exaggeration, yes, I know) is calling for like bans on this song. Which frustrates me to no end…because cultural stupidity is no excuse to ban […]

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Spring?

This is supposed to be spring-time, right? Or at least, that’s the whole idea now that the equinox has passed. Well, it certainly hasn’t felt like it the last week. It’s been more like…oh second-winter (which just kind of feels like I’m talking about “Second Breakfast”, but that’s another topic). I mean, here in the […]

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First Snow

Officially first snow! Or, as far as I’m concerned first snow. It has been lightly snowing for the last 2 hours here, in the outskirts of Seattle where I live. Not enough to really stick, not to the ground–but it is sticking to the roofs a bit, and to the bushes, trees and plants. I’m […]

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Mini Tree Saga

My aunt sent us the mini tree for “Christmas spirit”. Which is hilarious. And great for Thorin. Now he has a mini tree to nom on. Which of course he promptly tried to do. Here’s some photos as we set up the mini tree for photos, before we put it up on the shelf and […]

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Krampus

Just about 10 days ago…or 11 (but who is really counting), on 5 December was Krampusnacht. Which is a huge deal in parts of Europe. Like, say Austria. Or really, it gets kind of confusing. Because traditions are mixed; and it’s kind of gotten way bigger than traditional. See, Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas. Traditionally speaking. […]

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Holidays & Mental Health

My favorite time of the year is here. — alright, so that’s actually major sarcasm. I really, really hate the holidays. They’re the worst time of the year for me. I’ve touched on that before. So no need to go into a whole novel on that again. Short version: my jackass of a dad decided […]

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Autumn’s Here!

Okay…Okay. I’m a bit early. I know technically autumn doesn’t start until about the 21st–so I’m still about 2.5 weeks too early. But! It’s close enough. So, let’s roll with it. This is my favorite time of year, always has been. I guess I should like summer better, given birthday, etc and so on. But […]

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Favorite Holiday Season

We’re getting close(er) to my favorite holiday of the year: Halloween. I love this holiday. Always have. It is fun, happy, and just absolutely wonderful. It’s been my favorite for years. So, I’m generally looking forward to October coming around, dress up and just general Halloween mischief. It’s always fun to go out and be […]

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